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Meet your Vascular Surgery staff at VA Boston Healthcare

Get to know your Vascular Surgical Team. Here you will find pictures and bio's for the Vascular Surgery Staff.

Meet our Surgeons

 

 

Joseph Raffetto Chief Vascular Surgery

Joseph Raffetto MD

Chief of Vascular Surgery

VA Boston health care

Phone: 857-203-6200

 

Dr. Joseph D. Raffetto (he/him/his) is board certified in General and Vascular Surgery,  Chief of Vascular Surgery, and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine, MD, 1993
Residency: SUNY Buffalo General Surgery Program, 1993-1998
Fellowship:  Boston University Medical Center
Board Certification: General Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Dr. Raffetto's  clinical interests encompasses the breadth of vascular surgery, open aortic and peripheral surgical procedures, endovascular surgery, and he has a special interest in acute and chronic venous disorders and wound care. His extra-clinical activities include commissioned officer in the Navy Reserve rank Commander, studying for an advanced degree in education, outdoor activities, and helping with the Surfrider Foundation initiatives.

 

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Photo of Dr. Sarah Carlson, Associate Chief of Surgery for Operations, VA Boston Healthcare System.

Sarah Carlson MD, MSc

Associate chief of surgery -- operations, vascular surgeon

VA Boston health care

Phone: 857-203-6200

Dr. Sarah J. Carlson [she/her/hers] is board certified in Vascular Surgery, Associate Chief of Surgery - Operations, and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Boston University School of Medicine.

Medical School: University of Michigan, MD 2008
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, General Surgery 2016
Fellowship: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Vascular Surgery 2018
Board Certification: Vascular Surgery

Dr. Carlson's clinical interests include peripheral vascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, and aortic aneurysms, with a special interest in complex endovascular aortic surgery. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and playing the violin with the Longwood Symphony Orchestra.

 

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Michell Martin, MD Vascular  Surgeon VA Boston health care

Michelle Martin MD

Vascular Surgeon

VA Boston health care

Phone: 857-203-6200

Dr. Martin is a vascular surgeon at VA Boston healthcare system

Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School

Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical  Center

Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical  Center

Board Specialty Certification: Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Research: Clinical outcomes in aortic disease and bypass patency

 

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James McPhee Vascular Surgeon

James McPhee MD

Associate chief of surgery for quality and safety, vascular surgeon

VA Boston health care

Phone: 857-203-6200

 

Dr. James T. McPhee (he/him/his) is board certified in General and Vascular Surgery, the Associate Chief of Surgery for Quality and Safety at VA Boston, and an Associate Professor of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine.

Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2003
Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical Center, 2010
Fellowship:  Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2012
Board Certification: NA


Dr. McPhee's clinical and research interests include aortic aneurysm repair, carotid artery interventions as well as lower extremity revascularization, specifically open and endovascular aneurysm repair and limb salvage. In his spare time Dr. McPhee enjoys running, skiing and family time with his wife, 5 children and dog.

 

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Meet our Advanced Practice Practitioners

 

 

Summer Mattera, PA-C

Summer Mattera PA-C

Physician assistant-Vascular Surgery

VA Boston health care

Phone: 857-203-6200

 

Summer Mattera [she/her/hers] is a certified physician assistant in vascular surgery

Undergraduate School:   Boston University, Exercise Physiology, 1999
Nursing or PA School:  Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences 2002
Board Certification: Physician Assistant Certified [PA-C]
 

Summer's clinical interests include peripheral vascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, ESRD, and aortic aneurysms. In her spare time, Summer enjoys spending time with her family and running.

 

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Nina Morgan Physician Assistant Vascular Surgery

Nina Morgan PA-C

Physician assistant-Vascular Surgery

VA Boston health care

Phone: 857-203-6200

 

Nina Morgan [she/her/hers]  is a certified physician assistant in vascular surgery

Undergraduate School:   Oregon Institute of Technology, BS in Echocardiography, 2009
Nursing or PA School:  George Washington University, MHS 2013
Board Certification: Physician Assistant Certified (PA-C); Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS)

In spare time, Ms. Morgan enjoys spending time with her family and travelling

 

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Picture of Michael Morrison a PA at VA Boston health care

Michael Morrison PA-C

Physician Assistant

VA Boston health care

Phone: 857-203-6200

Michael Morrison, PA-C (he/him/his) is a certified Physician Assistant 

Board Certification: NCCPA Physician Assistant Certified PA-C
Undergraduate School:   University of Massachusetts Amherst 2011
Nursing or PA School:  Northeastern University 2015

Mr. Morrison's clinical interests included peripheral vascular disease, complex wound care, and wound vac management. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, cycling, and spending time with his family.